I put in two new new Kidde FireX Model PI2010 Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms. Home Depot, $64.89. These provide both an Ionization sensor and a Photoelectric sensor. This replace the earlier ones that were ionization only.
Both the previous smoke alarms and the new ones have a "easy connect" feature that allows the smoke alarm to be plugged and unplugged easily without the need for re-wiring, but, of course, the connectors are incompatible, so I had to first disconnect the old connector and re-wire in the new connector. This requires finding the appropriate electrical circuit for each smoke detector, so I could shut off the power at the circuit breaker box.
The bedroom smoke alarm is on circuit 25; the hallway smoke alarm is on circuit 35.
As long as I was doing this, I created a spread sheet to list each electrical circuit and what I think is on it.
|1||Air Conditioner Compressor, attic subcircuits|
|2||Air Conditioner Compressor|
|3||Lights and Outlets in Guest Bedroom, GFI for all bathrooms, back porch|
|4||Air Conditioning Fan|
|5||Garbage Disposal, Light over Sink|
|9||Kitchen Island Outlet, outlets Left and Right of cooktop|
|11||Outlets in Living Room|
|12||Kitchen Counter by Living Room, Dining Room outlets|
|13||Garage Outlets on outside wall|
|14||Central Bathroom Heater/Fan, Light near heater/fan.|
|17||Front Office outlets|
|18||Solar System Grid Tie-Breaker|
|19||Solar System Grid Tie-Breaker|
|23||Electric Dryer (?)|
|24||Electric Dryer (?)|
|25||Master Bedroom lights/outlets, Master Bath Lights, Floor Plugs in LR, Master Bedroom Smoke Alarm|
|27||Back Bathroom Fan/Light, lights over sink|
|28||Outside Backlights (Flood), Back Bedroom Fan/Light, Closet|
|29||Outlets in Front Office (some)|
|30||Dining Room Lights, South Track Lights, Hall Light, Outlets on South LR Wall|
|31||Kitchen Fan, Pantry Light, Utility Light, Garage Lights, Front Flood Lights, Attic Lights|
|32||Bathroom GFI Circuit, all 3 bathroom outlets, Computer Room outlets, Loft outlets, attic lights|
|33||Kitchen under cabinet lights (new work), left of sink|
|34||LR Track Lights (North), outlets on LR North Side, Fireplace, Entry Way, Hall outlets, Central Bathroom|
|35||Loft outlets, Computer Room/Closet Light/Fan, Master Closet Lights, Passthru Room outlets, Hallway Smoke Alarm|
|36||Kitchen Light, Breakfast Light, Office Light, Front Porch Lights, Entrance Way Light|
This complements the previous circuit list that I had on two sheets of yellow tablet paper. One problem is how to refer to the rooms; trying to identify the bedrooms by occupant ("Kids, Guest, Lauren's, ...") is problematic since they have moved in, out, and around.